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Drug Testing Resources

For additional information regarding drug and alcohol testing, please refer to the links below. If you are a business owner, these resources provide excellent information and guidelines in terms of formulating a workplace drug and alcohol policy, and to implementing the policy in a fair and reasonable manner.

A team of legal experts at FindLaw New Zealand have written some guidelines for employers around workplace drug and alcohol testing. As a business owner or manager, this article provides valuable information about drug and alcohol testing in the workplace from a legal perspective.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website provides guidelines for workplace drug testing from a government perspective.

As a result of a Government Health and Safety Taskforce, commissioned in 2013 to undertake a review of health and safety in the workplace in New Zealand, a document ‘Working Safer: A blueprint for health & safety at work‘ has been published. Working Safer is aimed at reducing New Zealand’s workplace injury and death toll by 25 per cent by 2020.